Welcome to our People of the Great work blog.
One of the reasons I founded this agency was to bring attention to those doing what Thomas Berry would call the Great Work.
When I attended the Sophia Masters program in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., I was deeply struck by the fact that the people who came to teach us and whose books we read were not more broadly known. They were doing such important work, but were not well known outside certain circles. I was so affected by this that I focused my Masters project on the topic. From that paper came my idea for The Great Work PR, and also this blog.
In this space I want to feature conversations with people doing the Great Work in order to bring more awareness to their service and what it means for the greater Earth community. The interviews here will focus not only on the work these individuals and groups are doing, but also what inspired them to get involved and, most importantly, what sustains them.
I’ll be looking at the issue of sustaining this kind of work over time from a couple of points of view. One will be how people engaged in the Great Work feed their spirits and souls. The other will look at the practicalities of supporting this kind of work, specifically financially. One of my greatest questions is how to do the work that is so needed today, while keeping body and soul together, and a roof over my head.
I’m looking forward to these interviews and I hope you are too. Feel free to check back often to see what’s new!
If you have a suggestion for someone to profile, or would like to be profiled on the blog yourself, get in touch below